Executive Director, Human Resources - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 31/03/2021
REF: VCPedh0321
Applications for this listing are closed

Executive Director, Human Resources

Close Date: 31/03/2021
REF: VCPedh0321
  • Pivotal organisational reform role
  • Lead a multidisciplinary team
  • Be part of a high-performance agenda
  • Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements

The Position
Victoria Police is a large, complex and diverse organisation employing more than 22,000 employees and is responsible for managing government revenue in excess of $3 billion per annum.
As a member of the Victoria Police Command, and reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Corporate and Regulatory Services, this role is responsible for leading Victoria Police’s human resource function and ensuring the organisation has the ability and skills to respond to changing community needs for service and corporate performance and accountability.
Victoria Police is committed to transforming the Human Resources Department from a primarily transactional and responsive human resources function, to a more strategic, proactive and partnering service that enables Victoria Police to achieve its multi-faceted responsibilities. Increasing the capability of Victoria Police will ensure that the organisation has the ability and skills to respond to changing community needs, improve services, health and, wellbeing for our staff and corporate performance and accountability. The HR Department consists of 430 staff and has responsibility for both sworn and VPS workforces across the organisation.  It currently consists of four work units:

  • Recruitment, Deployment and Workplace Relations
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • HR Systems and Operations
  • HR Capability, Culture and Performance

The recent functional analysis has been approved by Executive Command as the pathway for the Human Resources Department over the next 18 months.
Through a high level of collaboration with Victoria Police Command the role will initiate reform activities across the organisation.  Overseeing and developing a corporate executive team responsible for enhancing and optimising Victoria Police human resources and technical capability, the role will align people management policies programs and practices to organisational needs and priorities. The successful candidate will also consult and collaborate with external stakeholders and negotiate outcomes that benefit Victoria Police.
This position requires a contemporary human resource professional with superior leadership, strategic capability and a strong partnership approach.  As a change agent driving innovation, an understanding of government frameworks, organisational risk and financial resources is preferred, coupled with superior written and verbal communication skills. Relevant tertiary qualifications are expected.
Requirements and relevant information:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable.
  • The position will be located at the Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • The preferred candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment security checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.

How to apply:
All applications will need to be submitted via fisherleadership.com. Please click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference VCPedh0321, addressing your cover letter, resume and 1-2 pages on why you have the right capability for this role to Kate Wheeler of Fisher Leadership. For further information on this role please contact Kate on 1300 347 437.
Applications close midnight, Wednesday, 31 March 2021.
If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS and Executive Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8080.
The Organisation
Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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